Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure


Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure

Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Agreement as to Disposition of Rights in Atomic Energy Inventions

1956 T g

Agreement between the Governments Represented at the Bermuda Telecommunication Conference

1945 T g

Agreement Concerning Acceptance of Aircraft Pilots' and Navigators' Certificates in Lieu of National Passports

1937 T g

Agreement Concerning Cooperation for the Saving of Human Lives and Assistance to Vessels and Aircraft in Distress in the Black Sea

1956 T g

Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science

1970 T g

Agreement Concerning Helicopter Pilot Training

1977 T g

Agreement Concerning International Direct Goods Traffic by Rail and Water

ITRW 1959 T g

Agreement Concerning Manned Lightships Not on Their Stations

1930 T g

Agreement Concerning Maritime Signals

1930 T g

Agreement Concerning Postal Money Orders and Postal Travellers' Cheques, 1952

1952 T g

Agreement Concerning Postal Money Orders and Postal Travellers' Cheques, 1964

1964 T g

Agreement Concerning Postal Money Orders and Postal Travellers' Cheques, 1969

1969 T g

Agreement Concerning Postal Parcels, 1952

1952 T g

Agreement Concerning Postal Parcels, 1957

1957 T g

Agreement Concerning Postal Parcels, 1964

1964 T g

Agreement Concerning Postal Parcels, 1969

1969 T g

Agreement Concerning Postal Travellers' Cheques, 1957

1957 T g

Agreement Concerning Specific Stability Requirements for Ro-ro Passenger Ships Undertaking Regular Scheduled International Voyages Between, to or from Designated Ports in North West Europe and the Baltic Sea

SOLAS AGR 1996 1996 London UK T g

Agreement Concerning Telegraph and Telephone Circuits between Bujumbura and Kigali

1970 T g

Agreement Concerning the Application of the Agreement of 11 February 1977, in the Field of Gas-cooled Reactor Concepts and Technology

1977 T g

Agreement Concerning the Carriage of Persons and Goods by Road, 1958

1958 T g

Agreement Concerning the Carriage of Persons and Goods by Road, 1971

1971 T g

Agreement Concerning the Preservation or the Re-establishment of the Rights of Industrial Property Affected by the World War

1920 T g

Agreement Concerning the Regulations of Lake Inari by Means of the Kaitakoski Hydro - Electric Power Station and Dam

1959 T g

Agreement Concerning Transfers to and from Postal Cheque Accounts and Supplement Dealing with the Negotiation through Postal Cheque Accounts of Securities Made Payable at Postal Cheque Offices

1952 T g

Agreement Concerning Transfers to and from Postal Cheque Accounts, 1957

1957 T g

Agreement Concerning Transfers to and from Postal Cheque Accounts, 1964

1964 T g

Agreement Concerning Uniform Rules for the Marking of Navigable Waters

1962 T g

Agreement for Joint Financing of North Atlantic Ocean Stations

1974 T g

Agreement for the Co-ordination, Distribution and Use of Sound Broadcasting FM Channels in the 88-108 MHz Band

1980 T g

Agreement for the Mutual Safeguarding of Secrecy of Inventions Relating to Defence and for Which Applications for Patents Have Been Made

1960 T g

Agreement for the Transfer of a Training Reactor and Enriched Uranium

1970 T g

Agreement of Madrid for the International Registration of Trademarks

1957 T g

Agreement on Aerial Navigation with a View to the Application of Article 128 of the Treaty of Trianon

1927 T g

Agreement on Aerial Navigation with a View to the Application of Article 144 of the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

1927 T g

Agreement on Aerial Navigation with a View to the Application of Article 198 of the Treaty of Versailles

1926 T g

Agreement on Aerial Navigation with a View to the Application of Article 89 of the Treaty of Neuilly

1927 T g

Agreement on Certain Measures to Facilitate Customs Clearance of Products Covered by the ECSC Treaty Carried by Rail

1962 T g

Agreement on Cooperation among Maritime Trade Shipping Organizations

1971 T g

Agreement on Cooperation in the Technical Supervision and the Classification of Ships

1961 T g

Agreement on General Conditions for the International Carriage of Passengers by Bus

1970 T g

Agreement on Governmental Supervision of the Operation of the Aeroplanes Involved under Technical Cooperation Agreements between Air France, Lufthansa and Sabena

1976 T g

Agreement on Illicit Traffic by Sea, Implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1995 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on Patents and Privileges of Invention

1911 T g

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g

Agreement on Research Participation and Technical Exchange in the In-pile CABRI and Annular Core Pulsed Reactor Research Programs Related to Fast Reactor Safety

1978 T g

Agreement on Road Transport

1955 T g

Agreement on Roads and Waterways

1911 T g

Agreement on Signs for Road Works

1955 T g

Agreement on Special Equipment for the Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Use of Such Equipment for the International Transport of Some of Those Foodstuffs

1962 T g

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